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Expansion of Early ­niverse Modelled in ­nprecedented Detail

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Dark energy, early Universe

In this simulated early Universe, matter tends to concentrate under its own gravitational pull. (Darker blue regions represent higher density, and the height of hills correlates with the gravitational potential.)

Credit: James Mertens/CWRU

For the first time, cosmologists have used the full power of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity to perform detailed calculations of the Universe's evolution.

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